Location: Corpus Christi College
Date(s): Fri 21 April - Fri 21 April
Time: 1:30 - 3:30
Join us, as Professor Haroon Ahmed, Honorary Fellow and former Master, provides a tour of Corpus Christi College before escorting us to the Parker Library. There he will give a talk about the Library and its collections. We will also visit the special exhibition of medieval manuscripts. The visit will conclude with tea and cakes in the Parker Room.
The Parker Library of Corpus Christi College was built in the 19th century to house the collection of books and manuscripts accumulated by Matthew Parker. Matthew Parker was undergraduate, Fellow and Master of Corpus in the 16th century and became Archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of Elizabeth I. A passionate book collector, he amassed a large library from churches and monasteries to underline his belief that the Anglican Church was older than Roman Catholicism. He entrusted his collection, which includes the St Augustine bible used in the enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the College on the understanding that it should be audited annually. If any discrepancies were found, the Library would then be handed over to another Cambridge College, together with all the Silver which he had also bequeathed to Corpus.
Enquiries and booking:
To reserve your place, please email Anne Ahmed (Events Sub-Committee Member of the Lucy Cavendish College Alumnae Association) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will cost £4.74 (payable to Anne on the day) including tea and cake - additional voluntary contributions to the Parker Library would also be very welcome.
Places are limited for this event and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.